Check Out Part 2 of my interview with Jon Hendricks. Jon discusses the art of lyricising with special attention to Vocalese.
I posted a new song on my media page entitled Nica’s Dream. The music was written in 1956 by one of my favorite jazz musicians and composers, Horace Silver. I learned the song during a difficult time when I was struggling to help someone I love dearly. They were battling an addiction and I felt helpless. The problem […]
The concept of a lineage is so important, especially in music. I love Ella Fitzgerald, but I never really studied out her lineage – until a professor made me! Check out my findings here.
Ella Fitzgerald was my first musical inspiration. She was the first musician who made the concept of artistic excellence and thorough musicianship real in my life.
Recently, I interviewed legendary jazz vocalist Jon Hendricks. In the video he talks about his favorite lyrics and lyricists.
Biography of jazz master Jon Hendricks, legendary Jazz vocalist and lyricist & father of Vocalese. Guest authored by Ellie Martin!
I’ve found that many aspiring vocalists cannot sing a chromatic scale a capella in tune. Can you do it? If not, what can you do about it?
I share what I learned in an a lesson with Grammy Award winning vocalist, Kurt Elling.
Singers are incredible people! If you enjoy singing then do some house-cleaning this week! Identify tension in your musical life and let it go.
What do William Shakespeare and W.C. Handy have in common? Find out here!